Resizing your images BEFORE you upload them has MANY benefits:
1. Faster uploads and downloads - large files take longer to upload and longer for people on DIAL-UP to view your pics (which can affect sales!)
2. USES LESS BANDWIDTH - LARGE IMAGES DIRECT FROM CAMERAS USE A LOT OF BANDWDITH. Resizing your pics BEFORE you upload them will help you stay on the cheaper plans! Plus you can fit more pics in your account and get a LOT more image views out of smaller plans!
3. PREVENTS UPLOAD ERRORS - image file sizes on your camera are typically huge (500kb and higher) and can cause uploads to fail. Optimizing pics to under 200kb (50kb to 150kb is ideal) will help prevent upload failures.
It's easy to resize pics on your computer before you upload them, and there are plenty of free programs to do it with! Here is just two examples you can grab right now:
FREE IMAGE RESIZER SOFTWARE
WINDOWS USERS - Click Here to Download FastStone Photo Resizer FREE.
(And you can click here for our FastStone VIDEO TUTORIALS)
MAC USERS - Click Here to Download KResize FREE.
CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD SPEED CHART / IMPORTANCE OF RESIZING